Tobin Talk: February 20, 2020

Feb 20 2020

Tobin Talk: February 20, 2020

Greetings Neighbors,

Its going to be another exciting year in Tobin Hill and I’m looking forward to building on the excellent work of our outgoing President Cody Doege who dedicated countless hours to making sure our neighborhood was well informed, well represented, and well fed on tamales at the Christmas party.

I hope this year we continue to grow and welcome new neighbors while creating opportunities for increased engagement and participation across the membership.  Whether it’s serving on a committee, hosting a social, or helping out with Tobin de Mayo, I hope you “Find Your Kind” with us this year-and if you need help connecting please reach out to me or any of the board members and we’d be happy to help you get plugged in.

A strong neighborhood association helps us protect the history of our neighborhood and extend the hospitality that makes this a place worth calling home.  We can’t do it without you, so please look for opportunities to join in and bring a neighbor!

Larkin O’Hern
THCA President

Eco Centro Rummage Sale

Friday, February 21: 9am-4pm

Saturday, February 22: 9am-2pm

Facebook event:

Got extra stuff lying around? Donate it to support local nonprofits. We are accepting donations at Eco Centro during our open hours before the rummage sale – Tuesday through Thursday, 12pm-6pm and all other times by appointment. Need stuff? There will be furniture, equipment, household stuff, clothes, books, seeds, gardening gear…you name it! Please bring canned goods for the San Antonio Food Bank, too!

Hosted by Councilman Treviño
Saturday, February 29, 2020
San Antonio College Victory Center
1819 N Main Ave.

Renters & other community members are invited to provide input which will shape the San Antonio’s first “Renters Commission”

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚

The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at
7:00 PM. Locations vary.

      Mar: The Liar’s Club
      April: Like Water for Chocolate
      May: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Contact Kell or Kathy for location details.

Second Friday Social

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, March 13th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Mix: 2423 N. St. Mary’s

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2020? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials. Contact Social Committee Chair, Doreen Tarango.

Please join us for the Tobin Hill Community Association’s neighborhood meeting:

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Eco Centro, 1802 N Main

There will be a social directly following the meeting.

Meeting minutes from our previous meeting can be viewed on the Tobin Hill website:

THCA’s public neighborhood meetings are held bi-monthly. You do not need to be a member to attend, but if you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so in person at the meeting or on our webpage:

Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted for the following programs:

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming planning and zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, February 24th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.

Fish Fry Fundraiser benefitting the Pride Ministry of MCCSA.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11 AM – 6 PM
Catfish, green beans, potato salad, tossed green salad, rolls, and dessert for $10/plate.

Delivery available within a 5 mile radius. Please call 210.259.6123 to purchase your ticket or email your order at

Facebook Event: 

UDC Amendment Conference
Presented by Tier One Neighborhood Coalition (T1NC), Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA), and Environment Texas

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:30 – 4:30PM
The Baha’i Center at 735 W. Magnolia Ave.
All neighborhoods welcome!

T1NC, GEAA, and Environment Texas are teaming up to present the UDC Amendment Conference. There will be presentations on the Unified Development Code, storm water management and infill development followed by an open forum and panel with an emphasis on neighborhood plans of action.

Keynote speaker: Christine Drennon
Moderated by: Annalisa Peace